We use little reader books for homework and in class. Some come from our reading program and others are created by the students. The point is that A LOT of books are accumulated throughout the school year. These little books are a perfect way to do all of the reading practice that is required of the emergent reader. Instead of recycling these books, the the Shoebox Library gives parents a designated place to keep these useful resources. Below you will find the project sheet we sent home last week (right after we explained it at Back-To-School Night).
We also take this opportunity of project sharing to begin having the students develop their public speaking skills. Students are asked to stand at the front of the class with their box and talk about 1) who helped them decorate it and 2) what materials they used.
These are some of the Shoe Box Libraries we got this year. The students' first oral presentations are always a favorite for us! We focus on projection of voice and speaking in complete sentences. And now we take the next week to fill their boxes with books from class and we practice "quiet reading time" with them so they know what to do when they go home. We love this family project!
Here We Come to Save the Day!
We are three energetic kindergarten teachers who want to share our kinder experience with you!